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Java on Ice: Oilers Quietly Shaking Up Front Office, Ovechkin on Holtby’s Hot Streak

Java on Ice: Oilers Quietly Shaking Up Front Office, Ovechkin on Holtby’s Hot Streak
Franklin Steele

| 1.8.15 Edition |

Every day we’re going to do our absolute best to bring you the top NHL reads from around the web.

Sometimes we’ll pull from larger sites like, but for the most part the goal will be to sort through dozens of posts from more mid-range sites so you can see some things that maybe wouldn’t have made it onto your radar normally. If you like what these sites do then give them a follow on Facebook or Twitter, and share the content that you love!

Hockey fans make up one of the best communities around, and in a lot of ways, we’re all in it together.

Without further delay… your top posts for January 8, 2015.

Alex Ovechkin is onto goaltender Braden Holtby and the tricks he’s used to get on a roll lately. From Luke Fox at

The St. Louis Blues (and T.J. Oshie) have been stellar at home lately. The one and only Mike Poepping thinks that the team will continue this trend, and explains why for

Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn have a new linemate in Dallas. Mike Halford at has the latest.

From Cam Lewis at, why the Calgary Flames should be buyers at the NHL trade deadline.

The Detroit Red Wings have placed Johan Franzen on the IR and recalled Teemu Pulkkinen from the minors. Peter Fish at has the details.

Is Craig Adams running out of rope in Pittsburgh with the Penguins? wonders aloud, making some outstanding points along the way.

Think the Edmonton Oilers are standing pat as another season slips through their fingers? No so. They’ve been quietly shaking up their front office, and Jonathan Willis looks at what the recent promotion of Bob Green means for the franchise. From

Saving some good stuff for last here. Phil Birnbaum is doing some outstanding work with team shooting percentages on his website. Read that, and then head on over to to check out Arik Parnass’ post on calculating expected shooting percentages for NHL teams.

And now for your moment of Zen…

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Franklin Steele

Franklin Steele has been watching and playing hockey since the age of six. He’s written for a variety of NHL websites around the web, and now is the director of content and growth for A lot of folks say they are living the dream sarcastically. He is not among them. Feel free to email him or Tweet at him with any questions, comments or concerns.

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